Category Archives: Smith, Terry

Terry Smith (DePaul University College of Law)

Unteachable: Shelby County, Canonical Apostasies, and Ways Forward for the Voting Rights Act

Kareem U. Crayton and Terry Smith, Unteachable:  Shelby County, Canonical Apostasies, and Ways Forward for the Voting Rights Act (2013), available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2361495. Abstract:  In this paper, we analyze the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder, which … Continue reading

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Barack Obama, Post-Racialism, and the New Politics of Triangulation

Terry Smith, Barack Obama, Post-Racialism, and the New Politics of Triangulation (2012). Book Summary:  This book examines black voters’ relationship to the political process and to the first black president in a prematurely post-racial America. Using interviews with members of the Congressional … Continue reading

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A Black Party? Timmons, Black Backlash and the Endangered Two-Party Paradigm

Terry Smith, A Black Party? Timmons , Black Backlash and the Endangered Two-Party Paradigm, 48 Duke. L .J. 1 (1998). Abstract:  In a pair of 1997 electoral decisions, the Supreme Court decided that Minnesota could prohibit fusion candidacies in the interest … Continue reading

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Autonomy Versus Equality: Voting Rights Rediscovered

Terry Smith, Autonomy Versus Equality: Voting Rights Rediscovered, 57 Ala. L. Rev. 261 (2005). Abstract:  Using empirical and other evidence, this paper examines the success of Shaw v. Reno and the Supreme Court’s wrongful districting cases in reducing the role of … Continue reading

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Race and Money in Politics

Terry Smith, Race and Money in Politics, 79 N.C. L. Rev. 1469 (2001). Abstract:  An intriguing discourse is developing around the question of whether campaign finance reform can be inclusive of multiracial interests, or whether it will ultimately materialize as … Continue reading

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Parties and Transformative Politics

Terry Smith, Parties and Transformative Politics, 100 Colum. L. Rev. 845 (2000). Abstract:  Constitutional law in general, and the Supreme Court’s ballot box jurisprudence in particular, treats questions concerning the rights of racial minorities as problematic cases in which courts … Continue reading

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Rediscovering the Sovereignty of the People: The Case for Senate Districts

Terry Smith, Rediscovering the Sovereignty of the People: The Case for Senate Districts, 75 N.C. L. Rev. 1 (1996). Abstract:  The creation and drawing of district voting lines in order to benefit racial minorities has spurred several recent Supreme Court decisions … Continue reading

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